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Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm PDT
solution would have to address both eu nations and the countries that asylum seekers come from. >> for more, we spoke earlier to our brussels correspondent and ask what exactly germany was asking for and what, if anything, had been decided at% the meeting. >> the issue of growing concern is about sudden influx is, particularly during summertime, of illegal immigrants from the western balkans, very sensitive because the european commission and member states agreed to lift visa restrictions on a group of countries in western boffins in 2009 as a prelude to the enlargement of the european union to take in such countries at some time in the future, the european commission saying this is a crucial prerequisite. not so for germany and other countries. germany has actually about 7000 illegal migrants, who say they want to impose these controls. the european union says no way, but it does agree there should be some kind of sick calls, meaning you could reinstate basic controls on a temporary basis when there is a high influx of illegal migrants, not genuine asylum seekers, but even then, the c
Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
consume more than any other eu nation, but they have also made a name for themselves as alcohol producers. the original budweiser beer, for instance, comes from the czech republic and not from the u.s. but hard liquor is also in high demand, and it is expensive. the czech police have arrested members of a gang who made a fortune selling tainted liquor. more than to give you a dozen people died after drinking it, and numerous others are less scarred for life. >> vladimir drank just one glass of from the fourth watching a football game, but something tasted wrong. now he is lying in bed in the hospital blind and seriously ill, just like 20 others in his neighborhood. >> it was like somebody suddenly turned the lights off. everything went great. then my daughter brought me to the hospital. by that time, i could only see silhouettes. >> now? how's it now? >> now everything is start. completely black. i cannot even see my hand here. nothing. >> but vladimir is still alive and luckier than some. pathologists have examined over 100 fatalities in the past three weeks to determine whethe
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
. european nations formed the eu in 1993, building on the european economic community or eec established in 1958. nobel prize representatives note the eu is currently undergoing economic difficulties and social unrest. but they say they want to focus on the bloc's successes. the award appears aimed at encouraging member nations to work together to overcome their challenges. the eu's top official who was in tokyo to attend the imf/world bank meetings spoke to nhk. >> we have challenges for the moment in europe, but, it is indeed a happy day for europe and i trust for the world. >> european commission president jose manuel barroso welcomed the news. he said the award is a great honor for the citizens of europe, all member states, and european institutions. >> it is justified recognition for any project that works for the benefit of its citizens and also for the benefit of the world. >> barroso said the award shows that the eu remains an inspiration for countries and people all over the world. he said the international community needs a strong european union. >>> delegates at th
Oct 16, 2012 7:30am EDT
oil imports in july. the eu is also to prohibit member nations from shipping uranium and steel to iran as the country could use the material to build nuclear bombs. >> we have always said sanctions are not in end in themselves but are there to apply pressure on the iranian authorities to meet their international obligations and commitments. they are not aimed at the iranian people. >> reporter: the eu's latest move is an apparent attempt to gain concessions from iran regarding its nuclear ambitions. takashi ichinose, nhk world. >>> iran's supreme leader says the latest measures are nothing new. ayatollah ali khamenei is calling for a national show of defiance. khamenei said enemies of iran are attempting to divide the country. he called on the iranian people to unite. the economic penalties by the eu and the u.s. have caused the value of the currency, the riyal, to plummet. thousands of people took to the streets of tehran two weeks ago in protest. a spokesperson from iran's petroleum ministry said earlier this month a natural gas embargo would have no effect as the country doesn'
Oct 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
ahead of germany's national elections next year. >> merkel's speech was not only a warm-up for the eu's summit. it was also the first time she faced off directly in bundestag the bid against ste -- debate against peer steinbrueck, her main rival in next year's elections. >> we know we have freedom in europe. we have democracy. people are free to demonstrate against one leader or another without fear of being imprisoned. that is what unifies us. that is why we are in this. >> both candidates are making europe a central campaign issue. >> germany's future is in europe, and we are going to have to invest in the future, just as we invested in german reunification, and it is your duty to tell that to the people of this country, madam chancellor. >> looking at greece, germany will have to take on additional commitments in concert with other european states. tell it finally to the people. >> the chancellor was accused of allowing members of her coalition to fully agrees -- bully greece. >> looks like the campaign is indeed under way. we have elections less than a year away now here in germany.
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
national budgets. >> translator: european nations have implemented far more reforms over the past three years than in any prior period. the reforms have begun to expose the contours of a stable currency union. >> merkel also said that the eu should create strong powers for a monetary commissioner. that person would have the authority to intervene in national budgets that threaten the stability of the euro. the german chancellor added that she expects her country's proposal for a powerful monetary commissioner will be on the table at the eu summit. that begins on thursday. >>> economists are wondering whether it might be time to retool the world's factory. the people at china's national bureau of statistics say growth is slowing. the rate hit its lowest level since early 2009. gross domestic product grew 7.4% in the july-to-september quarter over the same period last year. the rate slowed for a seventh straight quarter. some analysts point to the debt crisis in europe for dragging down exports. others argue consumers are worried about what they see up ahead. in march, china lowered
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
press conference tomorrow following negotiations with its peers in other eu nations. we know privacy continues to be a hot topic for the internet companies. google down 9 bucks on the news. back to you. > thank you very much, sima. randi zuckerberg making her way to the set, the new executive producer of bravo "start-ups: silicon valley" is here to talk about her new show and give us the inside school about what's going on behind the scenes. good to see you. of dollarsve hundreds switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! ♪ [ male
Oct 31, 2012 2:30pm PDT
on around 200 million euros of the investment. another 400 million could come from national governments involved as well as eu funds. >> certainly an ambitious but impressive project. that is it for now. thanks for watching. >> do not forget, you can find more on our website at see you soon. captioned by the national captioning institute
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
said the eu was chosen to honor its six decades of work advancing peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in europe. the 27-nation bloc was founded after world war ii. in announcing the award, nobel leaders acknowledged the eu's current economic problems, but said the stabilizing part played by the european union has helped to transform europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. >>> finally, at the vatican on thursday, pope benedict xvi marked the 50thanniversary of vatican ii, the gathering that brought profound changes to the roman catholic church. the council was called by pope john xxiii in an effort to make the church, as he put it, more relevant in the modern world. the lives of everyday catholics were directly affected, with masses now being said in local languages, instead of latin, and priests turning from the altar to face their congregations. vatican ii also called for more dialogue with other faiths. this year's anniversary came as pope benedict convened a three-week long meeting of church leaders to discuss what he warns is the turning away from reli
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
poor bank management and national budget problems. the introduction of a euro zone budget and closer oversight of eu members have been put forward as possible longer term solutions. the leaders will also be informed of the progress made on the talks between greek and eu representatives about greece's austerity measures. no financial decision is expected to be made at this summit. >> checking in on the markets. u.s. stock prices closed yesterday as mixed corporate earnings. for more details let's going to ching lee. can you tell us more about the volatilities in the market. >> reporter: u.s. markets took a hit. the results which were released prematurely by mistake showed a sharp drop in profits. let's take a look at how it's moving markets in tokyo this friday morning. both the nikkei and the topix down. t the nikkei managed to close at a three-week high yesterday. today we're expecting china's flash business sentiment. also we'll be tracking the reaction of high-tech stocks and the reaction to the poor earnings results. ramin. >> there's a lot of speculation right now in the markets
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
from the tax should go to national revenues or into a comment you fund -- common eu fund. >> we need to agree on the tax itself first. >> the european commission is said to outline his proposal for exactly how the tax will work at a meeting of finance ministers next month. >> the global economic outlook move markets today. >> pictures of violent protests in athens, and then the imf comes up and lowers its global growth forecast. this brings back into the spotlight and quite brutally so the economic problems of the eurozone. with more in the united states, the earnings report season is about to get into gear, and many people think that the numbers for the third quarter will prove that the economy has continued to slow down and that the expectations for continuously rising stock prices might have been exaggerated. >> let's take a quick look now at some of the market numbers. the dax ended the day 0.75% down. euro stoxx 50 close almost 1% down. across the atlantic, the dow jones is currently going down over 0.5%. the euro is trading for $1.2876. mexican officials have confirmed that the
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
: the eu's latest move is an attempt to gain concessions from iran regarding nuclear ambitions. >> leaders are calling for national unity in a show of defiance. >>> a spokesperson said a natural gas embargo would have no affect. iran has the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. they plan to expand imports to turkey and other neighboring countries. the latest sanctions could affect those planned. the penalties have caused the value of iran's currency to plummet. thousands of people took to the streets of tehran this month in protest. he called on the iranian people to unite. >>> eu foreign ministers agree to tighten sanctions against syriae ed ttoo. the ministry share their concerns. they agree to impose sanctions on more individuals and countries. >> we've added 28 people to the list. two additional entities were targeted with an asset freeze. >> 54 entities and 181 people are now subject to sanctions including assad and members of hids family. this is the 19th time the eu has introduced the economic penalties. >>> a pakistani girl shot by the taliban has arrived i
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
swrenchts the same problem. >> there is gridlock on syria, there is grid lock on the saving of the eu, there is gridlock at the national politics, and representative politics is facing a very, very buying set of charges, people feel they are not getting a proper say. now, there are reforms in every country that are going to have to be particular to that country, but there is a more generic issue about how in a world of multiaccess to information we have a proper conversation about how to take our countries forward. >> it is good to see you. >> very nice to see you. >> david miliband, former foreign minister and now a member of parliament in great britain. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the coca-cola company, supporting this program since 2002. >> rose: and american express. additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg. a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide.
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
first business that the most pressing issue for greece and eu leaders right now is getting another bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "aside from the protests, the more substansial question is how are they going to reach an agreement that will allow greece to get some more aid and avoid running out of money. it's pretty tight, there are very difficult negotiations going on with the creditors, the eu and the imf. that's really, aside from the protests, the most important problem that needs to be solved right now." without another bailout, greece says it will run out of money by the end of next month. gas prices in california edge up another penny or more around the state. tuesday's average for a gallon of unleaded reached $4.67. that's a state record, and the highest in the nation. analysts blame the spike on refinery disruptions and corrison in critical pipelines. senator barbara boxer is asking the justice department to look into whether refinery maintenance issues are being used as an excuse to drive up the price. honda is seizing the opportunity by offering $3,000 fuel debit
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of 27 nations is home to some 50 million people. the jury said the eu deserves the honor in efforts to build peace. >>> there are now reports tonight that am plans to introduce a smaller version of its popular ipad later this month. several media outlets including bloomberg news. they will release the ipad mini. they site an unnamed source. apple hasn't said anything yet. but many have speculated the ipad miniwill appear before the holiday shopping season. >>> it is friday night. time for our game of the week. a pair of rivals face off. live at cupertino. >> reporter: yes, the cupertino pioneers are 6-0 for the first time since 1993. but they're expected to get their biggest text tonight against the free month fire birds. fremont fire birds 4-2 but a much bigger team. and the coach has only been in the football business for 50 some years. professional leagues to college and decades at high school level. ron damoners. i asked him why he's still in the business. >> i think an insigh ayou sialoma. no, i love the kids. and when you're young you want to be the next vince lim bar dee. and
Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT
finance minister is calling for broad powers over national budgets to be given to brussels to help stabilize the eurozone and its common currency. the eu's currency affairs commissioner, for example, would receive a virtual veto powers. >> the chancellor's bavarian coalition partners have signaled that they are reluctant to cede any more power to the european commission. >> schaeuble has spent days in the eurozone. back at the finance ministry in berlin, he has gone further, outlining concrete steps he hopes will eventually help end the crisis once and for all. >> i think they are realistic steps that could be taken now. first of all, to make the currency commissioner stronger and more independent, like the competition commissioner who can make decisions on their own. >> the currency commissioner would give sweeping new powers under schaeuble's plans, including the right to reject budgets if they fail to conform, meaning states would have to cede more sovereignty to brussels -- in this case, the power to decide the national budget. the third proposal involves strengthening the euro
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm PDT
of big nations and the umpires that count. china, u.s., brazil, india, japan. >> this union needs the euro. if the single currency collapses it could have unforeseen problems they want to avoid. the eu is unlikely to abandon the euro anytime soon. >> europe has come a very long way in the last six>> the nobely wanted to focus not on the currency conundrum but on the six decades of peace and prosperity that europe has achieved. >> a united europe banned after devastation from world war ii, it may have seemed impossible to turn rivals and to partners. this included a historic archrival's france and germany. the hope was that an economic union would also promote peace. >> europe will not be made all at once. it will be built through concrete achievements which creates a defacto solidarity. >> the next achievements were the formation of the economic community and the atomic energy community helping to develop shared social values. >> when i for started to fight for united europe in the 1950's, my vision was limited. i saw we were not making europe for ourselves but for history. >> the
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
nobel peace prize winner. this time it didn't go to just one person but rather a group, 27 nations of the european union. the nobel committee cited the eu for its peaceful reconciliation after world war ii and spreading democracy. >>> space shuttle "endeavour" is on the move in los angeles at 2 miles an hour. man. flying through l.a., right? it's on the first leg of its 12-mile journey to the california science center. the trip is expected to wrap up tomorr tomorrow. we'll be taking you there live a little later on this hour. >>> let's go back to politics now. both sides are claiming victory after last night's vice presidential debate. with all the comments about smirks, smiles, snarky remarks, there was actually some substance, like this exchange on abortion. >> with respect to abortion, the democratic party used to say they want it to be safe, legal and rare. now they support it without restriction and with taxpayer fund i funding. taxpayer funding in obamacare, taxpayer funding in foreign aid. the president himself went to china and said he sympathized or wouldn't second guess t
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
cloud cover inland is a really foggy morning. the national weather service has issued a dense fog advisory. the gn& eu expires but we wile to seek foggy conditions are most of the morning. once the sun comes out it will be mid '70s with the south bay 74 for santa clara. 76 obama invalid. livermore coming close to 80. 754 concord. upper 60s for alameda. 72 in union city. mild forecast head with low seventies for novato petaluma. 67 degrees for downtown san francisco your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast not much change mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper seventies for your warmest in a daring spirit at the traffic center no major accidents the fog is a factor. it could impact the morning commute. the approach the bay bridge toll plaza looking good we have seen an increase in volume of and that no metering lights. the san mateo bridge ride moving well in both directions heading out with foster city picks southbound 101 a foggy morning at the golden gate bridge. the drive looking good to marin county. from 101 to 37. >> we will take a quick break we will be back with
Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> supporters disagree and point out that 50 countries including japan, australia, russia and the eu have either banned or labeled gmos. if approved california will be the first state in the nation to require the labels. >>> california's recycling program is reportedly losing as much adds $200 million a year to fraud. the los angeles times reports that truckloads of recycling come into california. and that the state pays the refunds even though it never got the deposit. also some recycling programs collect on the same containers multiple times. governor brown signed a law last month to help stop the fraud. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is scheduled to decide the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi this week. the board is expected to decide tuesday on whether mirkarimi should keep his job. there are 11 members on the board. nine of them must vote against mirkarimi in order to permanently remove him from office. >>> shoppers in san francisco can aim for a new target this week after hiring about 300 people. the new target store opens wednesday downtown. called city tar
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
jury awarded the prize to the 27-nation block because as the committee's chairman put it the eu, quote, looks backward as well as forward. from applauded the move septics have come out in force saying the future looks pretty bleak because of the economy. if you look back over the last two centuries there has been a lot of fighting. there is the that poll loan war, franco war. prussian war. world war i, world war ii. lately street battles over austerity measures also tend to fight a lot over soccer. so who gets the 1.2-million-dollar prize and who accepts it? no answers on that yet but plenty of nations could probably use the money. cops are looking for a woman who stole an expensive wedding dress and security video captured part of the caper. it tops our news across america. new jersey, store owners say the suspect came into the shop with several other women who distracted workers, surveillance video shows the suspect walking out with the $5,000 bridle gown as a child follows her. another video shows the suspect in the back parking lot with that child, police say that woman will face s
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, the eu was the source of the greatest global destruction in the first part of 209th century that the planet has ever known. for these group of nations that were at each other's throats for centuries to make gradual steps from 1957 to the pren is the come together is in fact historically unusual and has benefited the planet. i know that sounds hopelessly idealistic and atypically noncynical but to be honest it is a prosperous region and a peaceful region within a lot of problems. >> one worker was saying the peace prize peace is one thing we don't know. angela merkel said this was an interesting decision. david cameron, his office had no comment. >> the europeans and the british conservatives are down on the whole eu experiment. they don't have peace in the sense there is no common vision of how this goes forward the way there was to create it in the first place. that's going to be one of the great challenge for the eu. it's going to be a challenge for the united states. >> this is not just limited to those 27 members. >> yes. >> this affects us and that's why we would start every sho
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
winner of the nobel peace prize is the european union praising the eu for six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in europe. it comes as several nations struggle with the debt crisis. the decision was unanimous among the five-member committee. >>> right now with unusual sight s of los angeles as the space shuttle endeavour is making its way on the ground to its new home. another live look as it inches along streets of los angeles. it will reach its new home at a museum where it will go on display. it is a very complicated move which will take all weekend. streets are going to be closed. tahman bradley has more. >> reporter: overnight, the space shuttle began its final journey. it left the los angeles airport en route to its retirement home at the california science center. it is a complicated move. endeavour is traveling 12 miles it is going to take two days for the five story 165,000 pound shuttle to reach its destination. >> moving something the size of the shuttle with a 78 foot wing span through city streets is maybe n
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
arabia has pushed the idea of a gcc union patterned after the eu. for secretary clinton's national security operation form. last month in new york, it provides a venue for collaborative securities discussions with all of the gcc nations. but something has changed. it was reflected in the recent summit last august. i spoke with many of and some of them spoke with a different idea in the atmosphere of the meetings. one individual in particular described it this way. he said the attendees had constituent concerns. these concerns were expressed. they were not just representing their government. there was a keen sense that they were representing their people. plus, they had to go back home. they had to explain their roles to their people. the arab spring has produced a very real sense of accountability on the part of the leadership in the region. .. the operative word for government was controlled. you can show the media and the message. you control the population is at the borders. you control local and regional events. it was true for the governments of the region. it is true for u.s.
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
committee is praising the eu for six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in europe. several nations struggle with the debt crisis. the decision was unanimous among the five-member committee. >>> happening now an unusual sight on the streets of los angeles, endeavour slowly makes its way to its new home this is a live look at the shuttle not flying pulled along carefully at last -- it is on i was i to the california science center this is a 12 mile journey through city streets at two miles an hour. it is going to take two days for the 165,000 pound shuttle to reach its does , major roads close, traffic diverted. >> it looks like it might have been stopped for a moment. >> there were big crowds watching he. >> we want to let you know sue hall has been getting new updates about a new accident in oakland and the latest on that muni situation metro line affected -- >>> conflicting reports, initially the trains were getting through the west portal tunnel now we are being told fire trucks are blocking the tracks this aff
Oct 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
t e mentioned the sanctions and they're interesting because they're targeting the syrian national airline essentially. the european union is saying that syrian airlines flights are not welcome, they are banned from eu airports. now, this discussion has sparked, of course, the debate over how effective the sanctions truly are because though the syrian airlines are operated and controlled by the government, so therefore could constitute a slap on the race to the assad regime what you're doing is saying to ordinary syrians who might want to fly from syria to an eu airport, you can't do that anymore. and turkey has banned syrian civilian aircraft from its air space as well. that's another door shut also for ordinary civilians who were up until a few weeks ago able at least to fly in and out of the country from the country's major airports. the sanctions also affect 28 people that have had their assets frozen in the european union and they're expanding essentially sanctions in place already, brooke. >> okay, so this is the ramifications of some of the new sanctions. number two, back to
Oct 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
says an overhaul of the eu treaty is needed to deepen integration in the eurozone and has proposed integration of a currency commission, this person would oversee national budgets. schaeuble says the commission should require unilateral decision making powers and be able to veto budgets. >> that proposal apparently coming later in the year. >> i bet that's going down well in paris. >>> mexican president told reporters after meeting with rajoy that the spanish prime minister is confident of securing an appropriate deal with lenderses. the ft reporting spain is ready to let the ecb buy its bonds, but the impact of the decision on italy and other eurozone countries is delaying a request. and in fact he's talking to local press saying it would cost italy something like 1.5% of gdp to support aid to spain there. angela merkel is thought to be softening her stance on greece telling a news conference there would be no uncontrollable events in the eurozone and that while athens still has a lot of work to do, she wants to stay in the eurozone. meanwhile the country's finance minister said y
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